Puttycise Theraputty Peg Turn Tool for Occupational and Physical Therapy
The Peg Turn tool is used by occupational and physical therapists to strengthen muscles and improve coordination related to mechanical activities. The Peg Turn tool is one of five different Puttycise tools intended to be used with putty to provide resistance exercises for patients who need to improve strength and coordination.
The Peg Turn tool simulates the following activities: turning a bolt/nut, pushing a button, picking up a pen, holding a straw, tightening a knob.
Joint protection techniques to consider when using the peg turn tool include using intrinsic hold to decrease ulnar stress to MP joints, using proximal thumb/webspace to produce hold rather than thumb tip to decrease CMC stress.